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Alleged sex attacks on schoolgirls in Thailand prompts national reckoning on patriarchy, gender bias

Jun 07, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
PATRIARCHY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE. Almost one in three women worldwide experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner, or sexual violence by someone else in their lifetime, according to WHO. In most of the cases, it added, that violence is committed by a partner in their home.

Jaded's organisation advocates gender equality and protects the rights of women and men who experience sexual violence caused by sexism.

The school's location was revealed and the alleged sexual assaults were reported in detail.

To end sexual violence in Thailand, rights advocates believe the solution starts with gender equality and social mechanisms that would help women become more visible and able to direct social change.

Still, the concept is not yet widespread in Thai society, where many women are still taught to be submissive and follow instead of lead. "We have to admit we don't teach gender equality in the family. At school, the concept isn't included in the curriculum just yet," said Jaded, the sexual rights advocate.